Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Timeline: United States: 1970s

1970s: The Feminist Decade

This was the decade of feminism. Landmark books like Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch and Kate Millet's Sexual Politics sold in the millions. Magazines like Ms., off our backs, and Spare Rib increasingly found their way into women's homes, and the feminist publishers Virago and Feminist Press were launched.

Women began playing a more critical role in international politics. U.S. armed forces appointed their first female general; Bella Abzug won election to the U.S. House of more

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